Ukraine officially joined the Trans-Caspian international transport route, the respective protocol was signed on Tuesday, May 17, in Tbilisi.
Chinese companies are interested in building the Via Carpathia highway. Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski announced this at the end of his visit to China.
The first experimental freight train that was launched on the so-called "New Silk Road" on 15 January 2016 returned to Ukraine on 17 April, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports.
The Ministry of Infrastructure is preparing a memorandum with a major Chinese investor on preparation of feasibility studies for development of a high-speed rail line along the Kyiv-Lviv-Warsaw-Berlin route and the Kyiv-Odesa route.
Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian expects the project for rail transportation of containers to China via the Trans-Caspian route to be finalized in May.
Steady operation of a freight train on the so-called new "Silk Road" requires Ukrainian membership of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TMTM) and establishment of a single through tariff.
The task of the state and the Ukrzaliznytsia public railway company, which is a state monopoly, is primarily to respond to geopolitical challenges adequately.
Minister of Infrastructure Andrii Pyvovarskyi expects the new container train on the so-called New Silk Road to begin full commercial operation in March.
Active work to diversify cargo transit routes can help Ukrzaliznytsia to compensate for its loss of revenue from transit of Russian goods. In addition to the Silk Road project, the cargo route from Black Sea ports to Ukraine’s western border crossings can be promising.
The pilot container train departed from Illichivsk on the route Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China on 15 January.
The first trip of the new container train on the Silk Road route took 15.5 days instead of the announced 11-12 days.
Ukraine will lose 1 million tons of cargo if it fails to find a route to Central Asia that bypasses Russia. To increase the attractiveness of the Ukraine-Central Asia-China bypass route, ways of reducing its cost and accelerate it are being considered.
China has welcomed Ukraine’s launch of a new train on the Silk Road trade route through Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and China, bypassing Russia. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s official representative Hua Chunying announced this.
The first experimental freight train from Ukraine to Asia bypassing Russia, which was launched on January 15 from the Illichivsk, has already reached the territory of Georgia.
A container train has departed on a trial run on the Trans-Caspian corridor (Ukraine-China), through Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. We visit the Illichivsk port to find whether this is just a public-relations move or a real business project.
A pilot container train departed on a trip on the Trans-Caspian corridor (Ukraine-China) – through Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan – on 15 January. The train is carrying 20 containers.
Investments in the implementation of the “New Silk Road” strategy are measured in trillions of dollars. Ukraine began appearing on the list of potential transit countries for Chinese goods this year.
The Georgian railway has received its first cargo train from China and has officially launched the Silk Road Project. The project will connect Europe, Eastern Asia, India, Central Asia and the Middle East
Thanks to government support in the form of tax breaks and subsidies, production of electric cars in China has been booming for the past two years.
A memorandum on cooperation between the Ministry of Infrastructure and a Chinese trade association was signed at the forum.